Inspiring Innovation - August Edition

Inspiring Innovation is our monthly collection of news from Wales’ thriving innovation landscape. Collated by our Sector Intelligence Team, we bring you the latest breakthroughs in the life sciences sector and the potential impact for the future of health and social care.

Inspiring Innovation - July Edition

Inspiring Innovation is our monthly roundup of news from Wales’ thriving innovation landscape collated by our Sector Intelligence Team and fuels our ambitions to elevate Wales as a place of choice for health and social care innovation and investment.

Taking inspiration from the EBME Expo 2023

On 28 – 29 June, we exhibited at Coventry’s EBME Expo. It was fantastic to see the vast array of innovative MedTech across the two days, a reminder of the UK’s strong life sciences sector.

Inspiring Innovation – June Edition

Inspiring Innovation is our monthly roundup of news from Wales’ thriving innovation landscape collated by our Sector Intelligence Team and fuels our ambitions to elevate Wales as a place of choice for health and social care innovation and investment.

Inspiring Innovation - May Edition

Inspiring Innovation is our monthly roundup of news from Wales’ thriving innovation landscape collated by our Sector Intelligence Team, demonstrating the strength of Wales’ Life Sciences sector and the latest innovations transforming health and social care services.

The Health Foundation launches exciting £2m programme to transform care

Bringing care closer to home is a core priority for health and social care in Wales and the UK. The Health Foundation is embracing the evolving innovation landscape with its new Tech for Better Care funding programme, which focusses on exploring the potential of new technologies that enable care at home and within the community.

Celebrating the sector at the Social Care Accolades 2023

We had a fantastic time at the Social Care Accolades on 25 April organised by Social Care Wales! The event paid tribute to the inspiring work going on across the sector by recognising the dedication and impact of groups, teams and organisations in Wales.

Big Data Event

Digital Health Ecosystem Wales and the National Data Resource (NDR) are hosting a Big Data event on 29 March 2023 at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.  

Inviting industry to support emergency care delivery in Wales

SBRI Centre of Excellence has launched an exciting opportunity for industry to work with the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (WAST) and Health Boards within Wales. This programme aims to identify and implement innovative solutions that can reduce the unprecedented demand on both ambulances and Urgent & Emergency Care services across Wales.

M-SParc igniting ambition to become first NetZero Science Park by 2030

M-SParc, Wales’ first science park, is tackling climate change and aiming to be the first NetZero Science Park in the UK by 2030. Having already established its carbon footprint over the past year, the roadmap to NetZero is now in place and M-SParc is in the delivery phase. The company has ambitions to lead the way not only regionally but nationally on the rote to NetZero.

First robotic hysterectomy completed in Wales

The first robotic hysterectomy in Wales using the Versius robot has taken place at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. This is thanks to the implementation of the All-Wales Robotic Assisted Surgery Programme, which has been developed in partnership with Life Sciences Hub Wales, health boards across Wales and the Moondance Cancer Initiative.

Let’s celebrate! MediWales Innovation Awards 2022

Life Sciences Hub Wales is delighted to be co-delivering the MediWales Innovation Awards 2022, taking place on Thursday 8 December 2022 at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff. The prestigious ceremony is now in its seventeenth year and is dedicated to celebrating healthcare innovation.

New report highlights the exciting impact of the Accelerate programme

Life Sciences Hub Wales has published an exciting Impact Report to celebrate the success of the Accelerate programme. This highlights how Accelerate has supported start-ups and SMEs in accelerating the development and adoption of new technology, products and services in health and social care systems across Wales

Mobile respiratory unit helping the NHS backlog

Respiratory Innovation Wales (RIW) in collaboration with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Hywel Da University Health Board, Life Sciences Hub Wales, Masimo and Fujitsu, have brought together a mobile unit to address the shortfall within community services and provide increased access to respiratory diagnostics.

Accelerating the 3D approach to cell culture

In our latest film to showcase the innovations made possible by the Accelerate programme, we explore a collaboration between Welsh innovators, Copner Biotech, and the Accelerate Healthcare Technology Centre (HTC) that could revolutionise cell culture via computer modelled 3D scaffolding designs.

Going green with health in depth

In partnership with Abercynon-based social enterprise, Cynon Valley Organic Adventures, Cardiff University’s Clinical Innovation Accelerator team are delighted showcase their exciting ‘Green Prescribing’ Accelerate project in our latest video case study.

Remote Cardiac Patient Monitoring Pilot launched in Wales

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) have teamed up with Huma to pilot the remote monitoring of patients with cardiac issues (heart failure) across Wales via an app in their own homes.  

Highlighting digital healthcare innovation at MediWales Connects 

DHEW is delighted to be supporting the upcoming MediWales Connects conference. The online event is bringing together NHS colleagues from across Wales, local companies, and the wider industry sector to explore the best practice for clinical innovation from 29 March to 1 April 2021.  

ARCH Innovation Forum opening in 2021

The ARCH Innovation Forum will again open its virtual doors in early 2021 and offers a platform for presenters to engage with a multi-disciplinary panel of experts from academia, NHS, and industry.

A Networked Data Lab to be Established in Wales

Public Health Wales, in partnership with the NHS Wales Informatics Service, Swansea University and Social Care Wales have been selected as one of five of The Health Foundation Networked Data Labs. They will receive up to £400,000 over two years to form a community of analysts working on the biggest health and care challenges.

Wales Tech Week – NHS Wales Developer Portal Launch

As part of the very first Wales Tech Week, Digital Health Ecosystem Wales introduces the brand-new beta version of the NHS Wales Developer Portal. It’s designed to make it easier for developers to understand requirements and test prototype solutions for NHS Wales.

£150,000 awarded for digital solutions in response to Covid-19

Five digital health initiatives have been awarded funding as part of a £150,000 call to action for new and innovative ways to use digital technology in response to coronavirus and beyond. The call to action was coordinated by Digital Health Ecosystem Wales, a collaboration between Life Sciences Hub Wales and the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS).

£150,000 competition for Covid-19 digital solutions – now open!

Welsh Government have announced a new funding competition for digital solutions to help fight Covid-19. The competition is being supported by Digital Health Ecosystem Wales and funding is available for between five and eight projects to rapidly pilot products and solutions.

NHS Wales and ABPI launch new collaborative toolkit

The Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Cymru Wales has partnered with the Welsh NHS Confederation to launch a new toolkit to promote the pharmaceutical industry and NHS Wales working together for patients.

Digital Health and Care Congress 2019

On the 22nd and 23rd of May 2019 the DHEW team exhibited at the Digital Health and Care Congress at the Kings Fund in London. The event brings together leading NHS and social care professionals to discuss how data and technology can improve the health and wellbeing of patients and the quality and efficiency of services.

Digital Innovation in Practice

Around 300 delegates from health, care and industry come together for the second Digital Health and Care Conference Wales 2018, 'Accelerating Digital Change'.